“At some point it turned into a kind of survival mode for me from a miserable travel day. And, you know, the roads are incredibly slow, and my car is slamming around, and I don’t have to eat or drink.” There’s no car to drink, so I was more focused on, ‘Okay, how do I get out of this mess safely,'” Kaine told CNN’s Alisin Camerota in traffic on Interstate 95. Told on phone about being stranded for at least 27 hours.
“But I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of questions: Was it the weather forecast? Was it an insufficient showing of the roads? But I’ll just say that the snow is very heavy and very wet, and when it does, like When the sun goes down, that mud turns to snow on a cold day, and the same thing happened last night, and it brought everything to a standstill.”
Democrats wrote on Twitter on Tuesday
That he started visiting Washington the day before at 1 p.m. ET and at 8:27 a.m., “19 hours later, I’m still not near the Capitol.” He also wrote that his office was talking with the Virginia Department of Transportation to help other stranded motorists.
“I’m disappointed, but not in serious trouble. If you’re in trouble on the streets of Virginia today, call @VaDOT at 1-800-For-Road,” Kaine later wrote. tweeted
Since Monday, hundreds of vehicles have been stuck on a 50-mile stretch of I-95 in the Fredericksburg area of northern Virginia, between Richmond and Washington, partly due to disabled trucks blocking the way in icy and icy conditions, the VDOT said. Gone, VDOT said.
According to the National Weather Service in the Baltimore/Washington area, the region received at least 14 inches of snow from the storm.
Kaine told CNN on Tuesday that he only ate one orange – given to him by other stranded motorists
– With coffee and soda from Sunday night. “I have some popcorn in the car, but without any liquid to eat popcorn, I don’t think it’s a good idea, so now that I’m 90 minutes away from the office, I plan to eat a lot and use I’m making the restroom as soon as I pull in,” he said.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrote on twitter
That an emergency message is going out to connect all stranded drivers to support and the Commonwealth is “working with localities to open warming shelters as needed.”
“While sunlight is expected to help clear the road for @VaDOT, all Virginians should continue to avoid 1-95,” warned Northam.